ESPN shrugs off Brent Musburger’s ‘really smokin’ comment on Holly Rowe
Barely a week after ESPN commentator Brent Musburger, 74, came under fire for his comments on Katherine Webb, he finds himself in the spotlight for saying that sideline reporter Holly Rowe “was really smokin’ tonight” during the Baylor-Kansas game on Monday night. ESPN issued an apology after the Webb incident, saying,
We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that.
However, the network downplayed Musburger’s statement about Rowe:
Simply stated: "Brent said the word 'it.' We are moving on."—
Josh Krulewitz (@jksports) January 15, 2013